Scott Pohl http://wkar.org en Uber brings ride-sharing service to Lansing-East Lansing http://wkar.org/post/uber-brings-ride-sharing-service-lansing-east-lansing <p>The ride-sharing company called <a href="https://www.uber.com/" target="_blank">Uber</a> is coming to the Lansing area. An announcement is expected today, which comes on the heels of a new regional approach to the regulation of taxis. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Scott Pohl 57139 at http://wkar.org Uber brings ride-sharing service to Lansing-East Lansing Ag Expo focuses on education, technology http://wkar.org/post/ag-expo-focuses-education-technology <p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:07:02 +0000 Scott Pohl 56917 at http://wkar.org Ag Expo focuses on education, technology After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs http://wkar.org/post/after-regular-season-title-lansing-united-poised-playoffs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://lanunited.com/" target="_blank">Lansing United</a> Soccer Club has enjoyed a great first season. Last week, the team clinched the championship of the National Premier Soccer League’s Great Lakes West Conference, and this weekend, the team will host the NPSL’s Midwest Region playoffs.</span></p><p>Team owner Jeremy Sampson joins us to look back at the team's inaugural season and look ahead to this weekend and beyond.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:43:09 +0000 Scott Pohl 56915 at http://wkar.org After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs Country music with a kick at Faster Horses http://wkar.org/post/country-music-kick-faster-horses <p></p><p></p><p>Michigan’s biggest country music festival of the summer is in Brooklyn this weekend. Michigan International Speedway will host the<a href="http://fasterhorsesfestival.com/" target="_blank"> Faster Horses Festival</a>, which includes three days of music, camping, and fun in southern Michigan. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:32:48 +0000 Scott Pohl 56848 at http://wkar.org Country music with a kick at Faster Horses Hamlet 'to be' headliner at Shakespeare Festival http://wkar.org/post/hamlet-be-headliner-shakespeare-festival <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/" target="_blank">20<span style="font-size:9px"><sup>th</sup></span> Michigan Shakespeare Festival</a> season includes what might be the biggest of all the Bard’s works: "Hamlet". Also on the schedule is one lesser-known Shakespeare play and one non-Shakespeare classic. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:44:21 +0000 Scott Pohl 56793 at http://wkar.org Hamlet 'to be' headliner at Shakespeare Festival Current State #349 | July 14, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-349-july-14-2014 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> problems at Michigan's human services agencies; Lansing's first distillery; new rules for sign language interpreters; and previewing baseball's All-Star Game.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:54:32 +0000 Scott Pohl 56665 at http://wkar.org Current State #349 | July 14, 2014 State listens to concerns of hearing impaired http://wkar.org/post/state-listens-concerns-hearing-impaired <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Last week, new <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,1607,7-138-58275_28545---,00.html" target="_blank">regulations</a> took effect governing how sign language interpreters are used is places like courtrooms and hospitals in Michigan. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:43:47 +0000 Scott Pohl & Mark Bashore 56662 at http://wkar.org State listens to concerns of hearing impaired MSU's 'Dean of deans' on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault http://wkar.org/post/msus-dean-deans-chinese-students-online-education-and-sexual-assault <p></p><p></p><p>In April, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of <a href="https://provost.msu.edu/" target="_blank">June Pierce Youatt </a>to the position of provost. As provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, she’s in charge of academic initiatives at MSU. She had served as interim provost for more than a year before succeeding <a href="http://chancellor.ucr.edu/" target="_blank">Kim Wilcox</a>, who now is chancellor of the University of California-Riverside. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:53:30 +0000 Mark Bashore & Scott Pohl 56424 at http://wkar.org MSU's 'Dean of deans' on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault Talking till it hurts: Tips on how to protect your voice http://wkar.org/post/talking-till-it-hurts-tips-how-protect-your-voice <p></p><p></p><p>Those of us who work in radio have a natural interest in their voices, but lots of people rely on their voices to make a living. A researcher at Michigan State University is looking into the factors that can damage our voices, and how to avoid them. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:24:49 +0000 Scott Pohl 56363 at http://wkar.org Talking till it hurts: Tips on how to protect your voice Original state fairgrounds site of diverse Michigan history http://wkar.org/post/original-state-fairgrounds-site-diverse-michigan-history <p></p><p></p><p>A couple of months ago, <em>Current State’s </em>Scott Pohl visited the president of the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mhc/0,4726,7-282-65121_61084_62918---,00.html" target="_blank">Michigan Historical Commission</a>&nbsp;Jack Dempsey in Detroit’s Capitol Park to discuss his book on the park’s historical significance. We liked the result so much that we’ve sent Scott back to Detroit, where Dempsey showed him a few more historical spots. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:20:15 +0000 Scott Pohl 56358 at http://wkar.org Original state fairgrounds site of diverse Michigan history Cranbrook exhibits decades of Warhol album covers http://wkar.org/post/cranbrook-exhibits-decades-warhol-album-covers <p><a href="http://www.warholfoundation.org/" target="_blank">Andy Warhol</a> is perhaps the most recognizable name in 20th century American art. One factor in his popularity is the many album covers he designed. As a graphic design artist, Warhol’s album works date back to the late 1940s. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:04:48 +0000 Scott Pohl 56166 at http://wkar.org Cranbrook exhibits decades of Warhol album covers Confucius Institutes come under scrutiny; MSU institute responds http://wkar.org/post/confucius-institutes-come-under-scrutiny-msu-institute-responds <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As the importance of China’s influence grows, so does the need for people who understand Chinese culture and the Chinese language. To foster that sort of understanding, universities across the United States, including Michigan State University, have established Confucius Institutes. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:39:02 +0000 Scott Pohl 55991 at http://wkar.org Confucius Institutes come under scrutiny; MSU institute responds Canadian Consul: new Detroit bridge a priority http://wkar.org/post/canadian-consul-new-detroit-bridge-priority <p></p><p>Canada has a new Consul General in Detroit.<a href="http://can-am.gc.ca/detroit/offices-bureaux/hom_message_cdm.aspx?lang=eng" target="_blank"> Douglas George</a> has more than 30 years of experience in Canada’s foreign service, including working on the creation of the World Trade Organization and representing his country in places like Jamaica and Kuwait. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:32:25 +0000 Scott Pohl 55828 at http://wkar.org Canadian Consul: new Detroit bridge a priority Michigan environmentalist champions reforesting with old growth trees http://wkar.org/post/michigan-environmentalist-champions-reforesting-old-growth-trees <p></p><p></p><p>This weekend, the <a href="http://www.glrea.org/" target="_blank">Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association</a> will hold its 10<span style="font-size:9px"><sup>th</sup></span> annual Michigan Energy Fair at the Ingham County Fairgrounds. There will be exhibitions and workshops on energy efficiency, alternative energy, and sustainable living practices. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:53:33 +0000 Scott Pohl 55699 at http://wkar.org Michigan environmentalist champions reforesting with old growth trees Superintendent: Lansing Shabazz Academy "not just a school, it's a living museum" http://wkar.org/post/superintendent-lansing-shabazz-academy-not-just-school-its-living-museum <p></p><p></p><p>Juneteenth is a celebration marking the anniversary of the ending of slavery in America. In Lansing, the <a href="http://www.lansingjuneteenthcelebration.org/" target="_blank">Juneteenth Freedom Festival</a> is in its 21st year. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:43:57 +0000 Scott Pohl & Mark Bashore 55458 at http://wkar.org Superintendent: Lansing Shabazz Academy "not just a school, it's a living museum" Owosso Train Expo celebrates planes, trains and cars http://wkar.org/post/owosso-train-expo-celebrates-planes-trains-and-cars <p>The sound of trains can be commonly heard in Owosso. This weekend, steam whistles will be added to the clickety-clack of steel wheels during the Steam Railroading Institute’s <a href="http://www.mstrp.com" target="_blank">Train Expo 2014</a>. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:38:00 +0000 Scott Pohl 55348 at http://wkar.org Owosso Train Expo celebrates planes, trains and cars Lansing Community College works on renovations amidst budget, tuition discussions http://wkar.org/post/lansing-community-college-works-renovations-amidst-budget-tuition-discussions <p><a href="http://www.lcc.edu/" target="_blank">Lansing Community College</a> President <a href="http://www.lcc.edu/president/bio/" target="_blank">Brent Knight</a> arrived six years ago at a time when the college was troubled by strife between the school’s Board of Trustees and the administration. Those days seem to be long gone, as the board works with Knight on projects like the Gannon Building project with a certain amount of unanimity. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:37:31 +0000 Scott Pohl & Mark Bashore 55107 at http://wkar.org Lansing Community College works on renovations amidst budget, tuition discussions Picking apart the Silverdome http://wkar.org/post/picking-apart-silverdome <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.rjmauctions.com/online_silverdome/assets.html" target="_blank">The Pontiac Silverdome</a> hosted the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Pope, Wrestlemania, a Super Bowl, and of course, the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Lions. Largely unused since the Lions moved back to downtown Detroit, the Silverdome was sold in 2009 to the Triple Investment Group for about a half-million dollars. Now its assets are going up for auction. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:03:55 +0000 Scott Pohl 55032 at http://wkar.org Picking apart the Silverdome Summer Circle Theater building a permanent home http://wkar.org/post/summer-circle-theater-building-permanent-home <p></p><p></p><p>This week the<a href="http://theatre.msu.edu/index.php/productions/summer-circle-theatre/" target="_blank"> Summer Circle Theatre</a> at Michigan State University is entering its 54th season, putting on student productions of plays outdoors around the MSU Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre. This summer marks a change for the company as it will be the last season of its nomadic existence. Work has begun on a permanent home for Summer Circle. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:33:14 +0000 Scott Pohl 54960 at http://wkar.org Summer Circle Theater building a permanent home Moviemaking in Michigan: A producer's role on a small-budget film http://wkar.org/post/moviemaking-michigan-producers-role-small-budget-film <p></p><p></p><p><em>Current State’s</em> Scott Pohl is following the production of a movie in Michigan. He’s back with our latest installment on the team that’s putting together the Detroit-based film “<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3587198/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1" target="_blank">Eastern Market</a>”. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:21:48 +0000 Scott Pohl 54899 at http://wkar.org Moviemaking in Michigan: A producer's role on a small-budget film 'Moth' brings true storytelling to Wharton http://wkar.org/post/moth-brings-true-storytelling-wharton <p></p><p></p><p>A group of outstanding storytellers will be in East Lansing for a show at Michigan State University’s <a href="http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/the-moth" target="_blank">Wharton Center</a> Wednesday night. "<a href="http://themoth.org/" target="_blank">The Moth Mainstage</a>" brings a live performance of <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em> program to audiences all over the country. Tue, 27 May 2014 17:17:33 +0000 Scott Pohl 54292 at http://wkar.org 'Moth' brings true storytelling to Wharton Lansing United kicks off inaugural season http://wkar.org/post/lansing-united-kicks-inaugural-season <p></p><p>Interest in soccer will soar this year when the World Cup is played in Brazil. With that in mind, if you were going to start a new minor league soccer franchise, a World Cup year would seem to be a good time to do it. Fri, 16 May 2014 15:57:06 +0000 Scott Pohl 53784 at http://wkar.org Lansing United kicks off inaugural season A new kind of food court comes to Lansing http://wkar.org/post/new-kind-food-court-comes-lansing <p>It seems that no matter where you go, grabbing a meal at a food truck is a growing phenomenon. At this point in the Lansing area, if you want to patronize a food truck, there probably is one running somewhere. You just need to figure out where they are from day to day. New to the food truck trend, though, could be the idea of a food truck court. One of them has sprung up in Lansing. Wed, 14 May 2014 15:24:48 +0000 Scott Pohl 53668 at http://wkar.org A new kind of food court comes to Lansing “Oh say, can you see…We stand on guard for thee”: exploring a hypothetical US-Canada merger http://wkar.org/post/oh-say-can-you-see-we-stand-guard-thee-exploring-hypothetical-us-canada-merger <p></p><p></p><p>The United States and Canada face a lot of problems, but getting along with each other, for the most part, isn’t one of them. Canada is our biggest trading partner, the border is long and mostly safe, and millions of Americans and Canadians live and work in each other’s countries. But could America and Canada be even closer? Mon, 12 May 2014 15:34:29 +0000 Scott Pohl 53551 at http://wkar.org “Oh say, can you see…We stand on guard for thee”: exploring a hypothetical US-Canada merger ESSAY: Former local TV personality reflects on motherhood http://wkar.org/post/essay-former-local-tv-personality-reflects-motherhood <p></p><p></p><p>Mother’s Day is Sunday, and when we heard about a program called <a href="https://www.datekeeper.org/event/mommologues-musings-on-motherhood/18605" target="_blank">"The Mommologues: Musings on Motherhood"</a> being performed in Howell last night, we decided to invite one of the participating writers to share her work with us. Former WLNS-TV 6 reporter <a href="http://monashand.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Mona Shand</a> is a mother of three young children. Fri, 09 May 2014 14:55:17 +0000 Scott Pohl 53432 at http://wkar.org ESSAY: Former local TV personality reflects on motherhood Pakistani artist brings projects to Broad Art Museum, streets of EL http://wkar.org/post/pakistani-artist-brings-projects-broad-art-museum-streets-el <p></p><p>A world-renowned artist from Pakistan got more than he bargained for when he accepted an invitation to display his work at MSU’s Broad Art Museum. <em>Current State’s</em> Scott Pohl spoke with <a href="http://www.artnet.com/artists/imran-qureshi/biography-links" target="_blank">Imran Qureshi </a>yesterday. <a href="http://Broadmuseum.msu.edu" target="_blank">Broad Art Museum</a> curator Alison Gass has wanted to bring Imran Qureshi to East Lansing practically from her arrival at the museum two years ago. Thu, 08 May 2014 16:28:38 +0000 Scott Pohl 53365 at http://wkar.org Pakistani artist brings projects to Broad Art Museum, streets of EL Survey aims to bring focus to Michigan election issues http://wkar.org/post/survey-aims-bring-focus-michigan-election-issues <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71d97585-d6c9-4c7e-821f-2b6feb6257c6"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, t</span>he <a href="http://thecenterformichigan.net" target="_blank">Center for Michigan</a> released the results of a seven-month survey of people across the state. The report, issued in conjunction with <a href="http://bridgemi.com/">Bridge Magazine</a>, is called <a href="http://thecenterformichigan.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2014-Citizens-Agenda_online.pdf" target="_blank">“Michigan Speaks: A Citizens’ Agenda for the 2014 Elections.”</a> Wed, 07 May 2014 16:31:20 +0000 Scott Pohl 53313 at http://wkar.org Survey aims to bring focus to Michigan election issues After fire seven years ago, Owosso's Lebowsky Center reopens http://wkar.org/post/after-fire-seven-years-ago-owossos-lebowsky-center-reopens <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-indent: 36pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Seven years ago, a fire badly damaged the Lebowsky Center, home of the <a href="http://www.owossoplayers.com/" target="_blank">Owosso Community Players</a>. A major refurbishing project has been completed, and on Friday night, there’s a grand opening gala to celebrate the completion of work. Wed, 07 May 2014 16:26:15 +0000 Scott Pohl 53314 at http://wkar.org After fire seven years ago, Owosso's Lebowsky Center reopens Tiny Detroit park home to state's original capitol http://wkar.org/post/tiny-detroit-park-home-states-original-capitol <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-a7b734ae-ad8d-e465-1a74-69b19bda6eff" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a7b734ae-ad8e-55d1-2f6b-e29df78fb355" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A new book by Jack Dempsey tells the story of Detroit’s historic <a href="https://historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/Capitol-Park/9781626193741">Capitol Park</a>. It’s the site of Michigan’s first capitol building, and the state’s first governor is buried there. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:58:31 +0000 Scott Pohl 52921 at http://wkar.org Tiny Detroit park home to state's original capitol Moviemaking in Michigan: rewriting and settling on a title http://wkar.org/post/moviemaking-michigan-rewriting-and-settling-title <p></p><p></p><p><em>Current State’s</em> Scott Pohl has been following the making of a movie in Michigan for our series “Moviemaking in Michigan”. We’ve met a couple of people involved in this project, and it’s time for part three. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:00:39 +0000 Scott Pohl 52861 at http://wkar.org Moviemaking in Michigan: rewriting and settling on a title